Trip Itinerary

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Friday, March 12, 2010

6:30 a.m.          Arrive at WIU

7:00 a.m.          Depart WIU for Chicago (ORD) via Charter Bus

11:00 a.m.         Arrive ORD, obtain boarding passes for Delta #1021

12:00 p.m.         Lunch

12:30 p.m.         Pass through security

3:00 p.m.          Boarding for departure

3:40 p.m.          Delta #1021 departs ORD for Atlanta (ATL)

6:45 p.m.          Delta #1021 arrives ATL

7:15 p.m.          Dinner in terminal (on own)

8:00 p.m.          Boarding for departure

8:45 p.m.          Delta #61 departs ATL for Rio de Janeiro (GIG)

Saturday, March 13th, 2010 – (times (BRT) are 3hrs AHEAD of Chicago)

8:25 a.m.          Delta #61 arrives in Rio de Janeiro (GIG)

8:30 a.m.          Clear immigration and customs

TBD                    Layover in Rio. Program TBD. Perhaps lunch and some short sight seeing out of airport.

1:30 p.m.           Pass through security

2:30 p.m.           Boarding for departure.

3:00 p.m.           Gol G3 1395 departs GIG for Salvador (SSA)

5:05 p.m.           Gol G3 1395 arrives SSA

5:30 p.m.           Transfer via private bus to hotel

6:00 p.m            Hotel check-in:

Blue Tree Premium Hotel (Reviews and photos)

Rua Monte Conselho, 505 /

Rio Vermelho

CEP: 41940-370

Salvador – BA Tel.: 55 (71) 21032233

Fax: 55 (71) 21032200

TBD            Possible performance soon after arrival (TBD)

TBD            Attend local performance

TBD            Return to hotel for rooftop band social – (wonderful city view!)

Sunday, March 14th 2010

9:00 a.m.          Breakfast (incl) at hotel

10:00 a.m.        Depart Blue Tree Premium hotel for Cachoeira

12:00 p.m.         Lunch (incl) at Fazenda Santa Cruz

4:00 p.m.          Performance at the Danneman Cultural Center

6:00 p.m.          Light meal (incl) at Pousada do Convento hotel following performance

7:00 p.m.          Return to Blue Tree Premium hotel, Salvador

Monday, March 15th, 2010

8:00 a.m.          Breakfast (incl) at hotel

9:00 a.m.          Depart for bay cruise to Monk’s Island (virtually uninhabited) beach/relax- lunch (incl)

3:00 p.m.          Arrive back in Salvador

TBD                    Leave hotel for recording session with local group

TBD                    Return to hotel/ Dinner (on own)

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

8:00 a.m.          Breakfast (incl) at hotel

A.M. TBD         Federal University of Bahia recital, meet with students

P.M. TBD         Salvador city tour/ Lunch (on own)

5:30 p.m.          Depart hotel for evening performance in Pelourinho historical district

6:00 p.m.          Dinner (incl), rehearsal

8:30 p.m.          Performance

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010- back to Rio

9:00 a.m.          Breakfast (incl) at hotel

10:00 a.m.         Visit San Antonio Educational Center (CESA)

TBD                    Transfer to Salvador airport for flight to Rio de Janeiro/lunch (on own)

3:50 p.m.          Flight (G3 1785) departs Salvador (SSA) for Rio (GIG)

5:55 p.m.          Flight arrives GIG

6:20 p.m.          Transfer via private bus to hotel

6:45 p.m.          Hotel Check-in:

Miramar Palace Hotel (Reviews and photos)

Av. Atlantica, 3668

Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro 22010-001


7:30 p.m.          Dinner (incl) in Copacabana

9:30 p.m.          Rio Scenario Samba Club

Thursday, March 18th 2010

8:00 a.m.          Breakfast (incl) at hotel

9:00 a.m.          Visit to Pão de Açucar (Sugarloaf Mountain)

12:00 p.m.         Lunch (incl) at Churrascaria Restaurante Estrela do Sul

2:00 p.m.          Workshop and rehearsal at Federal University in Rio

5:30 p.m.           Dinner (incl) at Pizzaria Guanabarra

8:30 p.m.           Collborative performance at Federal University in Rio

10:30 p.m.         Return to hotel

Friday, March 19th, 2010

8:00 a.m.          Breakfast (incl) at hotel

A.M. TBD          Visit Corcovado (Christ the Redeemer) statue

12:00 p.m.         Lunch (on own) /afternoon on your own

6:00 p.m.          Transfer via private bus to hotel

7:00 p.m.          Depart for Rocinha Samba School for jazz play-along

8:00 p.m.          Performance at Rocinha Samba School

10:00 p.m.         Evening/Dinner (on your own)

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

8:00 a.m.           Breakfast (incl) at hotel

10:00 a.m.         Visit and possible performance at Botanical Gardens

2:00 p.m.           Lunch (incl) at Miramar Hotel

4:00 p.m.           Hotel check out

4:30 p.m.           Leisure time/dinner (on own)

8:00 p.m.          Transfer to Rio de Janeiro airport (GIG)

10:30 p.m.         Delta #60 departs GIG for Atlanta (ATL)

Sunday, March 21th, 2010

7:35 a.m. (EST)          Delta #60 arrives ATL

7:45 a.m.                      Clear immigration and customs

8:00 a.m.                     Breakfast in terminal (on own)

9:10 a.m.                      Boarding for departure

9:40 a.m.                      Delta #5484 leaves ATL for ORD

11:05 a.m. (CST)         Delta #5484 arrives ORD

11:15 a.m.                     Get baggage/load busses

12:00 p.m.                    Depart ORD for Macomb

1:00 p.m.                      Stop for lunch (on own)

5:00 p.m.                     Estimated arrival in Macomb

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